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Jun 15, 2013 12:00am PDT
. the idea that national security is a coin with two sides, foreign interested policy is an idea that never really happens in the real sense in washington because people do not see it that way. >> to your point, that we are overreaching abroad and underperforming at home. how are we overreaching abroad? >> the u.s. overreached badly first with iraqi and ultimately with the idea -- what we did in afghanistan, launching the war against iraq and trying to hold a very different iraqi. in the case of direct and -- in gohanistan, we were right to in. we made a mistake and the obama years to remake afghanistan. we overreached in retrying -- in trying to remake the middle east in our image. the split between shia and sunni and so forth. we tried to do too much of the wrong thing. i would argue is not that we give up on foreign-policy but we do more in asia. that is where the great powers are and it is where the united states is -- has tools that can do a lot of good. i would rebalance our foreign-policy away from the middle east and stop trying to remake a part of the world coming back to what we w
Jun 17, 2013 8:00am EDT
folks who focus on foreign. you have those folks who focus on domestic policy, be it economics or social policy. rarely do they come together. the cabinet come a for example, almost never meets and what it it is for ceremonial reasons as much as anything substantive. the idea that national security is a coin with two sides, foreign interested policy is an idea that never really happens in the real sense in washington because people do not see it that way. >> to your point, that we are overreaching abroad and underperforming at home. how are we overreaching abroad? >> the u.s. overreached badly first with iraqi and ultimately with the idea -- what we did in afghanistan, launching the war against iraq and trying to hold a very different iraqi. in the case of direct and -- in gohanistan, we were right to in. we made a mistake and the obama years to remake afghanistan. we overreached in retrying -- in trying to remake the middle east in our image. the split between shia and sunni and so forth. we tried to do too much of the wrong thing. i would argue is not that we give up on foreign-policy
Jun 17, 2013 1:00am EDT
or dangerous but everybody likes the military and no room for foreign policy. >> why don't people think about the state department? >> only 2 million americans avail themselves overseas every year. not the high number so the first thing is most don't know there diplomats. they're mostly posted overseas, the foreign service institute is in washington, in spokane and of washington state they probably don't know them. and the foreign service could do itself a huge favor by stitching itself more closely into american society perhaps suggestions have they could do zaph and one is what diplomats like about themselves is complicated multinational negotiations like climate change because it is hard and intellectually difficult to master the material but what americans value is if your brother gets arrested in el salvador that american diplomats will see him in jail to make sure he is treated fairly and to ensure that protections that any american citizen will have are afforded to him and they view as the least important responsibility talented people don't go into consular affairs so it's a chess tha
Jun 16, 2013 8:30pm EDT
and dangerous but everybody likes of military been no constituency for foreign policy. >> host: why don't the people like the state department? why don't they think much about it? >> guest: only 2 million americans avail themselves of service overseas every year. that is not very many of the country of 310 million. most americans don't know there diplomats. they are mostly posted overseas, the foreign service institute here in washington, in spokane washington state, or to lose minnesota they probably do not know them. and the foreign service could actually do itself a huge favor by stitching itself more closely into american society. there are suggestions for ways they could do that. one is what diplomats like about themselves is complicated multinational negotiations, the climate change discussions in copenhagen and. it is hard comment intellectually difficult to master the material, what americans value about the state department if your brother gets arrested in the house of the door of the american diplomat will go see him in jail to make sure he is being treated fairly and ensure t
Jun 16, 2013 1:00pm EDT
civilians doing civilian foreign-policy. and we actually need to make a state department cable doing that. ♪ is there a bias against republicans in this department? >> guest: i did not find that. i found was a culture believes itself praetorian in a sense. they are the guardians of american foreign policy against all of these politicians. for example, the foreign service complaints. there was an editorial in the washington poor -- opposed to the two weeks ago by ambassador pickering in a few others arguing against political appointees being named to senior ambassadorial posts. but there's actually no evidence that political ambassadors are any less good at their jobs than the career foreign service officers. in fact innocent times they're better because they understand the president's agenda and have the kinds of connections to the white house that allow them to advance the agenda. protecting american foreign policy against the people who get elected to run the country. and that's of either political persuasion. and that is just part of the reason that congress does not like them. as pa
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Jun 18, 2013 7:00pm EDT
chemical weapons against his own people and the obama white house claims it did. the foreign policy looks increasingly muddled and confuse particularly in most urgently on the issue. but it may be hawkish announcement it would send small arms to the rebels some of whom have dangerous ties to al qaeda but in the interview taped on sunday president obama said it had not changed his policy at all. and not to help with the syrian civil war. >> it is not easy to slip slide your way because it is now working immediately, then six months from now people say you give the hovey all -- artillery now we need this now we need this. because intel he is defeated in this view it will never be enough. right? lou: so for now the president is convinced to offer aid that is beginning to add up. obama pledges another $300 million of humanitarian assistance that will be send to the people and with refugees of neighboring countries that brings the money given to 800 million most committed over the past two months and any resolution in syria will haveeto wwit until the peace talks which have been scheduled for
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Jun 15, 2013 1:00am PDT
. >> no, no. >> highly unpopular. my point is that there is policy. whether the irs, benghazi, foreign policy, there's policy and then politics. and in both of these cases, this president has not gone before the american people. say call a prime time press conference as presidents once did. lay it all out. then i thought he cannot really do that. that only works if you're not guilty. maybe that explains why this president has not gone before the american people and hated out all the facts. >> maybe it is because, i would argue with you, that it is not that important compared to what will we do in syria? what will we do about the budget? what will we do about the budget? about things that really matter rather than chasing a rabbit. >> we don't hear from him on those things either. >> you heard from him yesterday on syria. >> and he told us he would meet with the g-8 next week and see. he will think about it. the steady erosion of trust. you're seeing it in job approval. once a president loses trust of the american people, that's it. the game is over. don't you think he needs to do somet
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Jun 22, 2013 10:00am EDT
regime as the obama white house claims. president obama's foreign policy looks increasingly muddled and confused particularly and most urgely on the issue of syria. on the eve of that summit the obama said it would be sending small arms to the rebels some of whom have dangerous ties to al qaeda but in an interview which was taped last sunday president obama denied his policy on syria had changed at all. with a penchant for the inconsistent, he warned about a deeper involvement in the syrian civil war. >> it is very easy to slip slide your way into deeper and ddeper commitment because if it's not working immediately, then what ends up happening is six months from now people say, well, you gave the heavy ar tilry and now what we need is x and now what we nned is y. because until assad is defeated in this view, it's never going to be enough, all right? >> so for now the president seems content to offer aid and that aid by the way is beginning to add up. president obama pledging another $300 million in humanitarian assistance, half of which will be sent to syria and half will be divided
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Jun 17, 2013 3:00pm PDT
supporting assad. >> thank you. for a closer look at american foreign policy under president obama, let's bring in senior political analyst brit hume. >> good evening. president obama's handling of the deteriorating situation in syria follows a pattern traceable through much of his political career. when the issues are difficult and the option unappetizing, he tends simply to go away. recall his history of voting presence in the illinois legislature. when you're president, you can't vote that, when you decide, as little as possible. the decision to send small arms was announced by a junior white house aide. when the database blew into the headlines, he answered a question in passing, then went silent. it has fallen to both members of congress and dick cheney to mount public defense of the program. none of them have the platform or megaphone commanded by the president. he feels to use it on such issues as syria and the nsa would only call attention to policies his allies on the left are already upset about, which raises the question, whether mr. obama's decision to vote do and say as lit
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Jun 19, 2013 2:00pm PDT
♪ >>> welcome to the barack block. i claim president obama has no clue what he is doing with foreign policy, beckel moans or some other noise comes out of his body at that point. however, the leader of the free world proves me right. as news is breaking the taliban killed four americans after they offered to negotiate with the terrorists, the president was suggesting we were tiresome of nuclear war heads because he says russia will do it, too. right. just in case you're a skeptic like me, the nuclear physicist in hollywood says it is okay, it must be safe. listen. >> today i state clearly and with conviction america's commitment to seek the peace and security. >> of a world without nuclear weapons. >> of a world without nuclear weapons. >> this matters to people everywhere. >> some argue the spread of these weapons cannot be stopped, cannot be checked. >> such fatalism is a deadly adversary. >> for if we believe that the spread of nuclear weapons is inevitable. >> then in some way we are admitting use of nuclear weapons is inevitable. >> bottom line, obama negotiates, americans die. any que
Jun 15, 2013 4:00am PDT
secretary of state hillary clinton turns her focus from foreign policy. >> so after visiting 112 nations for four years, i'm still jet lagged. >> back to american families, launching an early childhood education initiative. >> every parent has looked into their newborn baby's eyes and seen unlimited potential. and now we know how to help them achieve that. >> so, are they running for president? for now at least they won't say. >> participatings as a private citizen. >> more than three years away from the 2016 election, there are already speeches. >> and when women participate in politics, the effects ripple out across society. >> and late night jokes. >> it's about doing the the right thing. >> you ain't lying, c.c. now look at you, sounding all presidential like. >> and even the tweets. hillary teased her futures tbd. christie and clinton aren't the only one. paul ryan, marco rubio. >> left likes to think we are the fringe. you, us, we are the mainstream. >> but christie, despite being invited, said no to the conservatives and yes to the clintons. >> didn't get elected in new jersey. bu
Jun 18, 2013 11:00pm PDT
that there was no foreign policy. and i'm not the only person who thinks that. he's been criticize it think stra t.j. click the biggest problem that this president still has to sort out is his middle eastern policy which is all over the shop and has been since the arab spring. >> rose: what would you like for him to do in syria? >> well, i think it's too late to intervene effectively now. there should have been earlier intervention. >> rose: even though you didn't know exactly the makeup of who -- >> rose: we were either for it or against it and we were for the arab spring once it was clear that mubarak could not be rescued in egypt. having committed to the arab spring, the correct policy would have been to ensure the kind of people we like in the region-- i.e. not the islamists-- would prevail. instead of that we sat in the backseat in libya, we've not even got into the vehicle in syria until the very last minute. and the result is, charlie, that the islamists are the winners of the arab spring and this is a massive hit to national security. >> rose: so take one example of this. what is it that you would
Jun 16, 2013 8:00am PDT
is our foreign policy. the goal should be to basically make sure assad leaves. last year, assad was isolated, he had very few friends, he was hanging by a thread. this year he's entrenched with hezboll hezbollah, iran and russia, stronger behind him than ever. i think our goal should be in the short term is to balance the military power and providing small arms won't do it, so we need to create a no-fly zone to neutralize assad's airpower. >> so, you're saying this is too late, this is too little, the syrian rebels cannot prevail with this step by the administration. >> under this construct, they can't, and what does it mean if they lose? i think as syria's become a powder keg for the region, there's 60,000 children in jordan, the kingdom is under siege in terms of refugees. hezbollah is all in in syria, so lebanon's even more destable. this has been a nightmare year for syria. egypt's going backwards. leban lebanon's becoming unstable. russia is introducing into syria, threatening very sophisticated weapons. the weapons caches i fear the most could fall into the hands of hezbol
Jun 15, 2013 2:30pm PDT
extremism. it also relates to foreign policy. we should maintain the countries in trust and national security. we create opportunities for people to participate socially. he was one of seven candidates allowed to run for president. all hand picked. it is unclear what his victory will mean for iran. the real power does not align with the president. >> to pakistan now where at least 20 five people were killed in the southwest of the country when militants blew up a us caring female student and attacked a hospital treating survivors. please regain control of the hospital after a showdown with the gunman. >> the violence began when a bomb exploded on a bus at the university and the city of qatar. a killed 14 female students and wanted at least 19 others. >> >> i was standing by the bus getting ready to leave when i heard a big explosion. i saw the bus catch fire. we pulled out five or six and in the fire became worse. we were helpless. >> later as friends and family gathered, another bomb went off. it was followed by a flurry of bullets that sent bystanders running for cover. security fo
Jun 17, 2013 6:00am PDT
days. so, you know, you would think that after that sort of colossal foreign policy failure that they would show a little humility and not lecture a democratic president about foreign policy. >> stephanie: i'm fine with them having john mccain on every week as long as there is a chyron that says that everything they've asked him about turned out to be wrong. right. you say, of course, there should be debate about white house and syria policy, just shouldn't be led by people who said the iraq invasion would be a 90-day war. that's troubling. we were just saying we just played a john mccain thing about he only killed 100 people. what about the other 90,000. 90,000 died in a civil war, not because of genocide. we have these neocons that got us into iraq and here they go again. >> stephanie: a certain irony in terms of mccain and others arguing with this red line about chemical weapons when you know, the united states and others have now confirmed there's chemical weapons and that will trigger a foreign policy move. these are the same people claiming we should invade an entire c
Jun 21, 2013 8:00pm PDT
identified? he has a new foreign policy team kind of sort of in place. he now has someone new at the national security council. he's got someone new at the department of state and someone new at the u.n. with all of these balls he has to keep in the air, including suspicion from places like china, is there a different approach? is there a pitch ot away from asia to something else? >> i think you see a little bit of a difference in the sense that the decision to arm and send military aid to the syrian opposition did expose a little bit of differences between some of these players new and old. with john kerry, in favor of sending more aid, for instance, and the outgoing national security advisor tom donlan expressing skepticism and concern. >> and the controversy about whether kerry wanted to bomb syria. that was -- >> exactly. and i think you're going to see -- you're going to see more of that. you do see a little bit of a pivot that the president addressed while he was in germany this nuclear agenda which he has dropped for the last two years and wants to resume the ability to cut back on the
Jun 16, 2013 11:00am PDT
up. and our foreign policy to me, i don't understand it. whatever it is, it's not working. >> david ignatius, what forced the president's hand on this? >> i think when the decision that chemical weapons had been used by the assad regime was completed by the intelligence analysts and ready to go, it forced a decision that really already was made an embryo within the administration. i would add to what senator graham said. yes, our policy is to force assad to leave. but our policy at a deeper level is to build up the moderate opposition to assad. if assad left tomorrow, in a sense that would be bad for us. because the strongest forces in syria would be the jihadists. you would have complete chaos. in a sense you want to wait a little bit for these forces to get stronger, for the u.s. arms to flow through. i was told by my syrian sources that just in the last few days after this announcement, 60 syrian officers defected because they thought maybe there was a chance, six generals, 22 colonels, so there's a concrete side when the u.s. says we're with you. >> on the other side of that, ou
Jun 14, 2013 5:30pm PDT
's government has used chemical weapons, we debate the american response with two former foreign policy advisers: zbigniew brzezinski and vali nasr. >> woodruff: then, ray suarez gets the latest on detroit's dire financial situation, after the city's emergency manager said it will default on $2.5 billion of debt. >> brown: six months after the tragic shootings in newtown, margaret warner updates efforts to push for gun control legislation. >> woodruff: mark shields and david brooks analyze the week's news. >> brown: and we wrap up our week of stories on food security. tonight, the demand for dairy and what that means for california farmers. >> many people in the industry believe we make too much milk. my view is we don't make enough milk here in california. if you take a global view of the international dairy market, there's actually a shortage of milk around the world. >> woodruff: that's all ahead on tonight's newshour. >> major funding for the pbs newshour has been provided by: >> i want to make things more secure. >> i want to treat more dogs. >> our business needs more cases. >> where do yo
Jun 16, 2013 10:35am EDT
of american foreign policy because it is not only the right thing to do, it is the great business of this century and it is also something that will enhance our competitiveness. research shows that when women participate -- [applause] when women participate in the economy, everyone benefits. they should also be a no- brainer. when women participate in peacemaking and peacekeeping, we are safer and more secure. when women participate in politics, the effects ripple out across society. [applause] american women went from holding the 37 of all jobs 40 years ago to 48% today. the productivity gains attributed to this increase account for more than $3.5 trillion in gdp growth over the last four decades. yet, when the economist magazine recently published a glass ceiling index ranking countries based on factors, the united states does not even -- is not even in the top 10. why? some of the factors they looked at, women still hold less than 17% of seats on corporate boards. in norway, it is more than 40%. research are the world bank and the international monetary fund show that eliminati
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Jun 15, 2013 11:30am PDT
ingredients at ♪ note. >> he gave russia what they wanted, number one foreign policy objective and they got nothing in return. >> i get 60 seconds, this is 30. >> i started at yellow so i have more time to go. >> you know what governor, you stand corrected. you are right, please continue. [ laughter ] >> jon: not one of his finer moments. scott losing control in the republican debate back in 2011. this week according to the "new york post", he can lose his cool, as well. a breaking story about the state department but the news not held for reporting on his program, according to the posted paid six, cbs anchor was furious about the state department sex scandal, not on his cbs evening news but early monday. article claims the news anchor and executive producer at the decision made higher up the chain. that story was not mentioned in the story that night. he called the page six reporter to express his objection to the account. he roared that allegation is false. how long have you been a journalist. you wouldn't last ten seconds at cbs news. this is not how are the do a job. you ca
Jun 19, 2013 6:30pm PDT
and chancellor. barack obama followed in the footsteps of previous u.s. leaders setting out foreign- policy visions, but first, he shed his jacket. >> we can be a little more informal among friends. >> obama spoke of the end of the cold war but warned americans and europeans about becoming complacent. he said defending freedom was still a challenge. >> we are not only citizens of america and germany. we are also citizens of the world, and our fates and fortunes are linked by never -- like never before. >> obama said the u.s. and germans need to work together to counter the dangers posed by terrorists and nuclear threats. he discussed a range of issues with angela merkel at the chancellor's office. the meeting began with a warm welcome, but the governments do have some differences. most recently -- the u.s. internet surveillance. obama said the present program had managed to war dashboard 50 terrorist threats. he defended the practice and added it was subject to controls. >> this was not a situation where we simply go onto the internet and start searching anywhere that we want. this is a cir
Jun 15, 2013 7:00am PDT
, anyway, and for western europe as well, and even some of the arab states, and foreign-policy in general, national security issues. that said, it's funny because when the last reformist that was in office was in office, everybody discounted him as not having any power, so did not matter. he was a nice guy, but it did not matter. then come along comes mr. ahmadinejad, firebrand with all his rhetoric, and suddenly, he's the man who wants to build a nuclear weapon and drop it on tel aviv. it does not make any sense. you are already hearing naysayers saying that he does not really have power. the truth is somewhere in between. he does not have complete power. it's not as black and white as we sometimes imagine it to be. he does not have a lot of power, but he can bring about quite a bit of change. in terms of the campaign and how he has managed to bring these voters to the polls to vote for him, over someone like the current mayor of tehran, who was also very comfortable yesterday saying that perhaps he could win because he has been essentially campaigning for the last two years -- i think i
Jun 16, 2013 2:00pm PDT
says he wants to reach out by getting away from extremism in foreign-policy, he has almost -- also promised there will be no surrender to western demands. a radiance and the world will see in the next four years how this will play out -- iranians and the world will see in the next four years how this will play out. >> israel and the u.s. hope that hassan rouhani will bring much-needed change to the region. isthe question is, is he -- if he is interested in mending relations with the rest of the world, there is an opportunity to do it. --opportunity to come list clean on the nuclear program, there will be an opportunity for .hat >> the main stories here and al jazeera. russia and britain have reiterated their commitment to finding peace in syria. apprehended police protesters in istanbul. a mostly positive reaction to the election of hassan rouhani. he thanked the more than 18 million iranians who helped him to victory. serial will be monitored -- will be one of the key topics. whatever the g-8 rolls into town, service is suspended. the little town has been term act painted througho
Jun 17, 2013 5:00am EDT
surveillance. >> series in the spotlight in a foreign policy trip. who the president is meeting with. >> there are a few storms moving through the area. we will have your latest weather. [captioning made possible by constellation energy group] captioned by the national captioning institute >> you're watching wbal-tv 11. live, local, late-breaking. this is 11 news today at 6:00 a.m. >> good morning. i'm mindy basara. >> and i'm stan stovall. thanks for joining us for 11 news today. >> 6:01. time for traffic and weather together on the 1's. good morning. >> it is a monday. it is dry right now. a little bit of clearing possible this morning. all of the clouds are pushing east. there's a shower near garrett county. some of these will move into baltimore around lunchtime. highs today from 84 to 88 degrees. time to check the roads. >> not bad out there. a liberty r
Jun 17, 2013 4:30am EDT
>>> president obama arrives in northern ireland for the g-8 summit where foreign policy and security issues are likely to top the agenda. >>> firefighters think they have a handle on the most destructive wildfire in colorado's history. >>> and for the first time in over 40 years, an englishman wins the u.s. open. captioning funded by cbs >>> this is >>> this is the "cbs morning news" for monday, june 17th, 2013. good morning. good to be with you. i'm anne-marie green. well, the president is in northern ireland this morning for the start of the two-day g-8 summit. mr. obama arrived this morning for a meeting with seven other leaders of the world's top economic powers, but while the event is aimed at discussing world trade and what to do about the ailing economy, the two-year war in syria is expected to dominate. susan mcginnis is in washington. susan, good morning. >> good morning, anne-marie. security is tight at the lakeside golf resort where this summit is being held. along with syria, another topic that might come up is some top-level eavesdropping among foreign diplo
Jun 17, 2013 4:30am EDT
in belfast, focusing on security, foreign policy, as well as the economy. the g-8 is a two-day summit. it's at a resort in northern ireland. leaders from britain, germany, france, italy, russia and japan are all there. he plans to meet with russian president vladimir putin. and the president's trip will end on wednesday in berlin. >>> you can expect more fallout this week from the nsa's secret surveillance programs. mark udall will raise a bill to limit what phone records the nsa can access. >> i don't think collecting millions and millions of americans' phone calls -- this is the meta data, time, place, to whom you direct the calls, is making us any safer. and i think it's a violation of the fourth amendment. >> remember when federal agents arrested this man for planning to blow up the new york city subway system. they say the nsa surveillance program foiled that plot. >>> prison may have its own government surveillance scandal. "the guardian" is reporting that the british spy agency hacked into phone and e-mails during international conferences. gchq stole passwords at a conference in 2
Jun 16, 2013 6:30am EDT
] if there's a collapse of all of our allies in that region, it will be a huge foreign policy for the united states. >> i agree. >> saudi arabia is our ally. they're in their own way helping out. >> where are the turks? >> i don't know where the turks are. >> there's a reluctant warrior taking us into war halfway. >> will president obama rue the day he made chemical weapon use by assad's regime a red line. >> this could end his presidency. >> he'll rue the day. okay, quickly. >> that's bay overstated -- way overstated. no rue? >> no. the fact that the hezbolah fighters at the direction of iran are now in syria makes this a proxy war that super powers cannot sit on the sidelines completely. made a political move -- it's not going to damage. >> he's not going to rue the day? >> no. >> no? >> the answer is big rue. we'll be right back with predictions. tea party efforts to kill the farm bill will stereotype and make comments about food stamps. >> iran is only 60 days away from having enough nuclear material to develop their first nuclear war head. >> immigration overall legislation will pass an
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